Orton P. Jones Jr., Las Vegas, NV/formerly Janesville, WI (1938-2014)
June 8, 1938 - May 28 2014
Orton P. Jones Jr. passed away peacefully at home in Las Vegas, NV, on May 28 2014. He was born on June 8, 1938, in Council Bluffs, IA, to the late Orton and Helen Jones. He attended Aurora/Hoyt Lakes High School (MN) and graduated from Glenbard Township High School in Glen Ellyn, IL, in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1964. He graduated from Coin Electric in Chicago, IL, and became a Maintenance Electrician at Sundstrand and, then, at National Lock, both in Rockford, IL. He continued his career at General Motors Corp in Janesville, WI, until he retired in 1998. Orton married Sally Mathews April 11, 1964. They moved to Rockford, where they had five children. In 1988, the family moved to Janesville, and lived there for 18 years. In 2005, Orton and Sally moved to Sycamore, IL, and in 2010, Orton moved to Las Vegas, NV. He enjoyed going to the casinos and playing Triple Draw Video Poker.
Orton is survived by and will be missed by his five children: Kimberly (Timothy) Timmer of Sycamore, IL, Orton (Susan) Jones III of Rockford, IL, Charles (Annette) Jones of Rockford, Robert (Debra) Jones of Las Vegas, NV, and Andrew (Jennifer) Jones of Janesville, WI: 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Bonnie) Jones of Hoyt Lakes, MN; a sister, Susan (Jerry) Samargia of Gilbert, MN; numerous nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Betty Carusso; and his wife, Sally.
Graveside Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Ohio Grove Cemetery in rural Sycamore, IL.